Hello My Friends!
Happy Monday to you. It was a busy but fun weekend here that included dinner out with friends, home projects, getting out our patio set & grill (yay!), and a nice family dinner, of homemade pizza, with my Mom & in-law's at our house last night. Looks like another busy week ahead too - so let's jump in. ;)
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
Gray and cold today unfortunately - and even a stray snow flurry here & there. In the low 30's. But I'm not going to despair because the forecast ahead looks AMAZING! Yay!! That's why we took the plunge and got the deck things out this past weekend. Grilling time here I come! After Wednesday we should be seeing temps even in the 60's! Can you tell I'm a little excited? Lol
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:
Breakfast shake with some banana.
AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
Gray, windy, blustery. Yuck!!
RIGHT NOW I AM:
Looking at notes for the week ahead. I'm in my office listening to some Joshua Bell violin music on pandora. Ruby was just snuggled at my feet, but decided she wanted to go look out the window for some action now. The garbage and recycling folks will be driving through our part of the neighborhood soon - very exciting if you're a sweet doggie.
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:
The house is pretty tidy from cleaning and projects this past weekend. I do have some dishes still piled from last night's dinner to finish up. I also need to throw in the next load of laundry. I'm loving that I still have my Spring decorations up: bunnies, flowers, eggs - and now soon the outside will reflect this Spring season too!
ON TODAY'S TO DO LIST:
I need to do some devotional time. I'm going to get a workout in and finish house chores. I have blog catching up to do - the weekends continue to be busy so I feel I get behind. Please know, friends, that a new week always brings me more time to come and visit with you! I treasure you wonderful friends that visit me regularly. I feel we're part of a "blogging family" and I love it! Brings me such joy - so thank you!! I also need to do more work on the school carnival and do some email/computer work. Plus final costume touches to do for a play my daughter will be in a few nights this week.
Susan Branch's new book Martha's Vineyard: Isle of Dreams, just came in the mail on Friday. Can't wait to dig in!!
ON THE TV TODAY:
A lot of the usual shows. I watched Call the Midwife, but need to watch Grantchester yet. Amazing Race and the Voice catch up. I also have cooking shows taped that I haven't watched yet. Ready for more Dancing with the Stars tonight. I think it may be Disney night tonight. Yay!
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
MONDAY: leftover homemade pizza, salad
TUESDAY:slow cooker sweet & sour meatballs I didn't make last week
WEDNESDAY: probably easy like breakfast for dinner or sandwiches
THURSDAY: grilling outside! Yay! Thinking burgers, veggie pasta salad, fruit, corn on the cob
FRIDAY: no plan yet
WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT:
Continue to work on my gift baby album for my cousin. I need to work on my recipe projects too. Also, want to start back to work on the heritage album I'm doing for my Mom's side of the family as there's a family reunion planned this summer and I'd love to bring it to share - even if it's only partially done. (yep, these same crafts in the works - nothing new)
NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:
nothing new this week - but I'll share the easy salisbury steak I made last week...it was really tasty
TIP OF THE WEEK:
I saw this on lifehack.org and thought it was hilarious & genius all at the same time! If only I'd have thought of this when my kiddos were still crawling. The clean floors I might have had!! Ha! (Do you think this would fit Ruby?)
FROM THE CAMERA:
The patio set, grill & firepit finally got moved out onto the deck this past weekend! It hit 55* and Ruby & I sat out & enjoyed it. Life is good!
Last grocery trip I couldn't resist more blooms.
PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:
I'm linking with Sandra of Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.